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School-related beautification projects being sought

Clean Green Beautiful North Bay is looking for more school-related beautification and environmental projects. 

A $1000 grant was created before the pandemic with A&W locally and students at West Ferris and St Joseph-Scollard Hall (SJSH) have had the chance to start or complete their projects. 

West Ferris has planted five apple trees and one oak tree in the courtyard and is planning to create a space with picnic tables, a pollinator garden and shade. 

“We’ve had these plans on our drawing board for some time, so it feels great to get started with Phase One,” says Erin Robertson with West Ferris. “Eventually the area will be an outdoor lounge where Trojans can eat, study, and gather with friends.”

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Students in the Outdoor Leadership and Environmental program (S.O.L.E) at SJSH have revamped and beautified an outdoor space with plants and created a flowerbed.

In the past few years, the program set up a greenhouse and started a garden with fruits and vegetables to be harvested and donated to the Gathering Place.

“This is just the beginning of these initiatives. They will be growing every year,” says Terry Dubroy with SJSH.

Clean Green Beautiful continues to look for new school project proposals.

“This grant is the perfect opportunity to improve the beauty of a school’s outdoor space while being environmentally conscious and provide surroundings for social connection,” says Hariett Madigan, founder of Clean Green Beautiful.

Schools can email their proposals or questions to cleangreenbeautiful@gmail.com

(SJSH S.O.L.E students) Photo supplied by Clean Green Beautiful North Bay
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